Jessie J quits The Voice

Singer Jessie J has left her role as a coach on The Voice after two series of the show.

The 25-year-old cited overseas touring and promotional commitments as the key factors in her departure.

The singer said: "I've absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show.

"However, I can't wait to promote my new record around the world and that has to take priority."

Jessie J said the promotion of her new album took priority over the BBC 1 show Credit: Press Association

"I shall be keeping a very close eye on series three, showing my support in every way I can, and really hope that in some way that I can be part of the show."

It is yet to be confirmed whether fellow coaches - Sir Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue and Will.i.am - will be rejoining the panel for the third series.

Last month partially sighted Andrea Begley beat hot favourite Leah McFall to be voted the winner of the second series - a decision which left coach Will.i.am left "perplexed".